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County Board Discusses Voting For Supervisor Of Assessments

In their meeting this week the Bond County Board revisited the topic of making the County Supervisor of Assessments an elected position, rather than one that’s appointed by the county board.  The board briefly...

Chamber Of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Apex Network Physical Therapy

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Apex Network Physical Therapy facility at Greenville Regional Hospital.

Fast-rite Opening In Greenville, Bringing Jobs To Greenville

Fast-Rite International, Inc., a supplier of fasteners, stampings, fittings and assemblies, and inventory management programs to manufacturers all over the USA and Mexico, has announced they have acquired the building currently occupied by Maredy...

Nws Offers Free Storm Spotter Training Class In Highland

The National Weather Service, in partnership with the city of Highland, will offer a free SKYWARN storm spotter class Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Middle School. Meteorologist Mark Britt told...

Kaskaskia College To Hold Career Services Event

Kaskaskia College is holding a Career Services event today and Friday at their main campus in Centralia for new and prospective students. Career Services Specialist Wendy Blythe told us the event will begin each...

Frozen Sprinklers Lead To Ceiling Collapse At Helia Healthcare

Greenville Firefighters responded today at 6:15 a.m. to a reported smoke detector alarm at Helia Healthcare.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, sprinkler lines in the ceiling in the east end of B Wing...

Chris Carpenter Stops To Change Flat Tire In Pocahontas

Recently retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter stopped at Funderburk’s Gas and Diner in Pocahontas with a flat tire Wednesday. Darlene Bone, a cook at Funderburk’s, was the first to recognize him. “I could...

Thousands Apply For Concealed Carry Permits On Day One

Illinois State Police officials say more than 4,500 people applied for concealed carry permits on the first day the website went live.  Sunday was the first day the general public could fill out the...

Fire Dept. Responds To Midland States Bank

Frozen pipes are to blame for a fire alarm Tuesday afternoon at Midland States Bank.  Workers were in the attic attempting to thaw a pipe with a torch.  A heat detector was activated.  Upon...

County Board Covers Wide Variety Of Topics

It was a cold meeting of the Bond County Board Tuesday.  Board Chairman Howard Elmore said the temperature in the upper level of the courthouse was only 48 degrees.  The lower level was a...